Do you love desserts? Have you been planning to prepare a simple but delicious cake for your child’s birthday? If yes, it is time for you to try out the super-tasty Vegan Oreo Cheesecake right now. This is an allergy-friendly dish that doesn’t involve the use of any dairy products. The best part of this dish is that you don’t have to bake it!
All you need to do is get the ingredients ready, and set them well, to enjoy a spoonful of this sinful delicacy.
Before you get into this recipe, let us tell you a few points that would help you make this dish to the best extent possible. As the name suggests, this cheesecake makes use of Oreo sandwich cookies. Though these cookies work well for a vegan version, they won’t work well for the gluten-free version. If you want to prepare vegan and gluten-free cheesecakes, we recommend using crackers from popular brands like Glutino, Kinnikinnick, K-Toos, and others.
Why make the vegan Oreo cheesecake?
Cheesecakes are highly popular among kids adults; however, these vegan Oreo cheesecakes take the taste of cheesecakes several notches higher than their original level with their simplicity and perfect balance of flavors. Thanks to these cheesecakes, you don’t have to stress when deciding about the cake for the birthday parties you plan to host. More often than not, it is the simple things that make all the difference in our lives. This statement is perfectly true when it comes to vegan Oreo cheesecakes.
You can make these easily, as the process, ingredients and tools you need for them are not complicated at all. You can use store-bought vegan cheese for making these cheesecakes. You can also make your own vegan cheese at home and store it in the refrigerator to use it as and when you need it while making vegan dishes.
Ingredients you need for Vegan Oreo Cheesecakes
These are good enough to make 12 cheesecakes.
- Oreo Sandwich cookies – about 20 to 25
- Refined Coconut Oil – ¼ cup (melt the oil before using it)
You need these two to make the Oreo-based crust of the cheesecake.
- Vegan Cream Cheese – about 2 cups (store-bought or homemade)
- Sugar or any other natural alternative – 2/3 cup
- Refined Coconut Oil – ½ cup
- Lemon Juice – 1/2 cup (freshly-squeezed lemon juice is highly recommended)
- Oreo Sandwich Cookies – 8 (crush them)
You need all of the above ingredients for making the filling of the cheesecake. This filling will be set on top of the crust that you have already prepared.
- Oreo Sandwich Cookies – about 6 (whole or crushed)
- Vegan Buttercream – 1 cup
You can use these two ingredients for topping your cheesecake and giving it a rich feel. To make the cheesecake look and taste delicious, we recommend you use a generous topping of buttercream.
Process of making Vegan Oreo Cheesecake
This process involves three stages – making the crust, preparing the filling and setting the topping.
For the Crust:
- First, blend the Oreo cookies well in a blender or a food processer until they are crushed well into very fine pieces. It is important to blend them until there are no big pieces, because the cake’s crust needs to have a fine texture.
- Add ¼ cup of melted and refined coconut oil to the crushed cookies. Mix the contents well. Use the backside of a spoon to press the mixture on a pan. Once you have set the crust on the pan, leave it inside the refrigerator, while you continue with the next stage of making the Vegan Oreo Cheesecake.
For the Filling:
- Please ensure that the vegan cream cheese is at room temperature at the time of preparing the filling. This helps to make the cheesecake nice and fluffy. If you had forgotten to take the cheese out of the refrigerator earlier, you can put the cheese in a microwave-safe bowl, and warm it for about 20 to 30 seconds before using it for the filling.
- Crush the Oreo Cookies well. You don’t need fine pieces, as they will be part of the filling, and you need to bite into them to get the real taste of the cook. So, instead of using a blender, you can simply put the cookies in a plastic bag, seal the bag well, and crush the cookies with the back of a spoon, so that you crush them into small to medium-sized pieces.
- In a big bowl, mix all the wet contents well. These will include vegan cream cheese, melted coconut oil and lemon juice. After the contents have been mixed well, add sugar to the mixture. Blend the mixture well, until the contents turn creamy.
- Pour the creamy mixture into a bowl and fold the medium-sized crushed Oreo cookies on top of this mixture. Mix the contents well, but don’t stir them too much.
- Now, take the refrigerated crust out, and neatly pour the cream cheese mixture on top of the crust. Using a spoon or spatula, flatten the creamy mixture, to set the cake well.
- You should keep the cheesecake back in the fridge and give it time to set well. It takes at least 2 hours for the cheesecake to set properly for you to make them into slices. So, we would recommend you to keep it in the refrigerator for about 4 to 5 hours. If you have enough time, you can leave the cake in the fridge overnight as well.
- When you take the cheesecake out from the fridge, you can decorate it with the toppings of your choice before serving it to your guests. Use a generous amount of vegan buttercream frosting, and arrange whole or broken Oreo cookies here and there on top of the cake to give it a nice look.
- You can store the leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 7 days, and in the freezer for up to 2 months, if you store them properly in sealed containers or bags.
Some variations you can try while making Vegan Oreo Cheesecake
- You can add a teaspoon of vanilla extract while blending the wet ingredients, to give your cheesecake additional flavors.
- You can also beat ½ a cup of raw cashews and a can of full-fat coconut milk well before mixing it with vegan cream cheese for a rich version of Vegan Oreo Cheesecake.